Senior Member of the Technical Staff
Bachelor's Degree: Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University (2004-2008)
Doctoral Degree: Biomedical Engineering, Joint Department between University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University (2009-2015)
Postdoctoral Fellowships: Sandia National Laboratories (2015-2017)
Miller's graduate research focused on creation of microneedle-based electrochemical sensing systems for wearable diagnostics applications. Multiplexed systems were developed for mapping biochemical profiles in skin or for characterizing complex microenvironments. In addition to sensor development, novel methods for hollow metal microneedle fabrication were investigated and produced arrays of microneedles on a flexible substrate.
Miller is interested studying biological systems via creation of devices/sensor systems capable of providing new insight into these hard to decipher physiological processes. Some of my recent work includes, development of microneedle sensors for monitoring stress in plants and ingestible capsules for sample collection in the GI tract.
Minimally Invasive Plant Sensors
Ingestible Sample Collector
A complete list of articles can be found on Google Scholar.
Miller, Philip R., et al. "Microneedle-Based Sensors for Medical Diagnostics."J Mat Chem B, 2016, 4, 1379-1383.
BQ Tran, Miller, Philip R., et al. "Proteomic Characterization of Dermal Interstitial Fluid Extracted Using a Novel Microneedle-Assisted Technique"J Proteome Research, 2018, 17(1), 479-485.
Miller, Philip R., et al. "Integrated carbon fiber electrodes within hollow polymer microneedles for transdermal electrochemical sensing." Biomicrofluidics 5.1 (2011): 013415.
Miller, Philip R., et al. "Multiplexed microneedle-based biosensor array for characterization of metabolic acidosis." Talanta 88 (2012): 739-742.
Miller, Philip R., et al. "Microneedle‐Based Transdermal Sensor for On‐Chip Potentiometric Determination of K+" Advanced healthcare materials (2013). Cover Picture.
Miller, Philip R., et al. "Electrodeposited Iron as a Biocompatible Material for Microneedle Fabrication." Electroanalysis 27.9 (2015): 2239-2249.
Awards, Honors, and Memberships
Mentor Research Award (2015)
Biomedical Engineering Society (2016)
Tau Beta Pi (2009)